As part of efforts to enhance transparency and accountability in West Africa and to improve public service delivery, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is offering funding opportunity to journalists in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to support quality reporting.
The initiative is to encourage journalists to produce critical, independent and high quality journalistic reports on issues such as corruption, poor service delivery, transparency and accountability gaps to prompt action by relevant authorities.
The funding opportunity forms part of activities under the MFWA’s project Enhancing Public Participation and Demand for Accountability in Governance through Effective Media and Governance Dialogue Platforms. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of media in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to report more effectively on governance, transparency and accountability issues. It also aims at empowering them to become efficient platforms for citizens-authorities’ engagement on governance issues.
The funding opportunity is opened to journalists from print, electronic and online media. Applicants must be journalists currently working with and for a recognised media organisation in any of the three countries. Request for support may range from $100 to $1,000. In special instances, budget of more than $1,000 may be considered.
Interested applicants should click here to access the application form. The deadline for application is May 17, 2019.
The project is being implemented together with MFWA’s National Partners: La Convention des Jeunes Reporters du Senegal (CJRS) in Senegal and Centre National de Presse Norbert Zongo (CNP-NZ) in Burkina Faso and supported by the US-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.